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becomes a frustration within the law enforce the law and we get kind of or you know non-responses from the department it's not their fault they don't have the resources that's why i'm sensitive to think about the enforcement in general. >> i just want to make sure the proper things are in place the neighborhoods get what they deserve cleaner and greener contradiction to make sure as the the outcome. >> agreed and just specifically section 25.40 talks about enforcement for in the ordinance but in terms of individual city agencies worrying about the resources to be able to enforce i haven't heard that specifically but that is a concern and the planning
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department we face that reality like i mentioned. >> i don't want to put you on the spot i mean as you know we move forward with legislation like this it is good for us to have a process by which we think about the resources that are necessary phenomenal not only for this legislation but all legislation that requires a level of enforcement but anyway i wanted to put that concern i think this is not an issue everyone about comply and that will be in place. >> a lot of it will be discussed in the preconstruction a lot of contractors that don't have the equipment they'll lease it so the sort of hinge that leads to non-compliance will be negotiated up front and it's all
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the local hiring arrest the equipment piece is easier i was worried about the vehicles i woulding. >> that's harder to enforce so the equipment piece i'm a lot less concerned with. >> and i think. >> maybe not in the hearing but in the future good to think about it. >> all again public policy for the public and part of this ordinance has signage requirements so hopefully, there are another aspects that the public can become more aware of. >> i'm confident we'll get well educated and i'm not worried that when they call us we'll be able to enforce it. >> understood thank you. >> all right.
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seeing no other colleagues with questions or comments open up for public comment i have one comment card for katie lydell why not come up anyone else that want to speak >> good afternoon. supervisors i'm katie lydell this or live in the district i'm the president of the neighborhood association i've lived there for 20 years i want to thank you supervisor cohen for so to speak this and supervisor kim so for co-chair you've heard a lot of data and hard facts and practical things and have more practical information i have lived there since 1995 and everyday i have a black dust on my furniture it is interesting and these
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people seen the common areas of my condominium without my ask them they say my gosh those carpets are getting worse and worse everyday that's the kind of thing i worry about i've been there for a long time and, yes, i know i live by this bay bridge but it's getting worse i look at the map that shows the pollution i'm in the mid of that it's not the thing i worried about but my neighbors and children that live in the neighborhood so i urge you to keep pushing for those kinds of things this is one thing but i thank you and i would like to thank karen cohen for keeping me in the loop please support those things. >> thank you very much for your
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comments is there any member of the public who wishes to speak seeing none, public comment is closed. >> i would now like the committee to make a motion hopefully, a positive recommendation. >> motion by supervisor kim and seconded by supervisor wiener supervisors any my comment. >> thank you, madam chair for sponsoring this legislation we have a lot of work in the construction in the city and infrastructure work it is very important to add new housing he do so much work on the roads and another infrastructure and it's exciting we're in this time we're actually starting to address the needs e nodes there's challenges with the work
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and dust. >> mruntd are part of that it really is important we do everything we can to mayor u make sure this is done in a clean way i want to say we went through a related origin in terms of tramsz and the more we can get people into alternative forms of transportation the more to further reduce the pollutants thank you. i'll be supporting this. >> madam clerk do you get that seconded i believe let's see this item will go to the full board with a positive recommendation. >> madam clerk call item 2. >> a resolution imposing the zoning control for a 12 month period. >> supervisor jane kim is the author of this and supervisor
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kim will make a presentation on the discussion of this item. >> thank you supervisor cohen and others for the interim controls i've introduced similar ones in october of 2013 and have since of e then been adding the loss of housing due to the conversion of office space from residents those have been converted without the benefit and i'm sure in multiple building in market street and on the tenants have been in several building through rincon hill and through mid-market letting us you know they've received evictions nos and their nationally not permitted to be remain and once the market become hot the property owners
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were turning that around after converting it illegal to bring it to the office market arrest the how's permitted within a pre1979 live building is protected by the affordable housing to tenants we have heard from many of the tenants in building such as this and includes all over the and people in the food industry and small businesses owners and teachers those are the tenants we're trying to keep here in san francisco as our how's market continues to get more expensive choice unfortunately for many facing eviction nos it is difficult to find housing would leave the city posing long travel for many
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and san francisco the well-being and vital depends on the housing and types and pricing for the inhalant and as stated in policy requires a public hearing and review of application, however those protections don't expending extend to residential uses that are convert without the benefit of a permit the intent of the legislation to control the removal of roiblg use in k34er8 spaces and review the statics h status as permanent legislation can address the issue and to clarify the issue when the market was not doing well in the 90s and 2000 we found that many property owners had illegal converted
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their office space into residential use often for decades and finding in the last couple of years it was profitable 36 they evicted the tenants then tooement to convert them back into office space this set of interim controls passed october 2015 with a announce support of the board of supervisors it extraordinary this is a reintroduction to continue the interim controls while we work on the issue i'm offering a if i amendment i've provided the copies to the clerk and supervisor wiener to clarify the conditional use applies for all permits to reestablish the review and the permit will not be effective until the
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conditional use authorization and so just want to ask the city attorney in if i need to read those into the record. >> john gibner, deputy city attorney you don't have to read them read into the record if any members of the public wants a coop they may have one. >> thank you. >> thank you very much okay. thank you i'd like to take public comment on the item right now item 2 i have a stack of cards i'll call the speakers please line up over here by the podium and have steve melissa chris barker arrest carl hass
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(calling names) remember you have to minutes to speak thank you. >> thank you four 7, 8, 9 i'm a tenant i'm here because i'm concerned about what was happening in the building i had neighbors that kind of got evicted now i have an architecture firm this wasn't a problem until recently, i think what you were in so doing with the interim controls there is reconstruction in my building very frequently and there removing the lots of where people sleep over the kitchen there's a real estate agent that i actually had had a key and came into my apartment
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he wanted to rent he is representing a commercial unit next to my neighbors real estate so i'm hoping you can stop business from profiting without the public profiting i think they're doing this because its profitable and it's the governors job to make sure that for business to profit the people need to profit as well. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. my name is what melissa i'm a tenant that is effected by this i wanted to thank you for enacting and stating the interim controls i urge you to do it again having to move will mean leaving the city and perhaps the state and maybe the country it is very
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expensive i have a friend in a commercial space that their rent increased by 6 hundreds i couldn't afford the city that if we were to rent at market rate i hope you can support us in maintaining affordable housing thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> chris barker. >> i've lived in affordable unit in the mid market area i want to thank the supervisors for the controls and courage we need to pause so the city asking can fourth how best to balance the growth with its stated deserve to maintain the affordable units in this city i encourage you to vote yes thank
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you very much. >> hi, i'm carl hass i'm an effected tenant living in the market area in a building that turns out is commercial this would have been more to speak but my landlord serviced e south side of is with a retaliatory retaliatory lawsuit that proclamations, resolutions, recognitions and awards proclamations, resolutions, recognitions and awards patterson is the attorney we've lived in here since 1985 in the interim worked as a morph as an activist, as well, now a small business owner in the mid-market area as well if anyone tells us we're not losing our workers i can't hire people because my
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amount of money they can't afford the time and the commuter expenses to come to san francisco they don't need to come here symone of the reasons is because when i got to san francisco i moved spent my first year in a renovated warehouse hospital and moved into another commercial space and eventually raised my family here that's the kind of alternative housing is the first stop on the way to the success i have thank you. >> thank you charley carl. >> if tenants could a say how long their lived in the building that's great. >> next will be tommy, amy torrey are and others thank you.
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>> good afternoon. i feel fortunate at having the same job in so for the past 18 years i remember work a health food place that's why i've been fighting to keep my rent control housing to keep my job i've been a resident at 1949 market street for the last nen 10 years in the silk a difference group of tenants oofrtsz and lgbtq folks and people of color and physically k457b8d people young and old we represent the diversity of san francisco so urging the 0 with board to give a favorable vote when our case first hit in the fall of 2013 the practice those press called
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it the largest eviction case since the 1970s in our case 3 large buildings over by the same group of folks that are not pleasant to deal with we were served coming to speak we were served notices and lawsuits it is like an intimidation so a number of people managed to escape the process server and have not been agriculture able to speak that is what is going with our landlord that is a cutdown throat person. >> thank you for your comments tommy. >> i'm tommy with the housing rights committee we're in full support of this legislation for us this legislation is stopping evictions and stopping the loss of rent control unit this is was
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it boils down to the units are usual on the rent control and the commercial has been rented for years asz as residential and therefore if they meet the requirements the rent ordinance built about 79 in our building of more than one unit they're in the protection of rent control despite their illegal since those sundown in september we've seen a number of cases and calls to our counseling line in the mid market area as supervisor kim said we're facing evictions by landlord that want to turn their apartments into commercial to make money we know that mid-market is hot real estate it is more viable to rent commercial than residential in the mid-market so it seems to me
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that if we don't have the rent control if planning didn't eventually pass some kinds of rent control on the situation we're going to see the loss of a lot more all over the and service providers people that have made the city what it is the city has to enclosures the policy this is the way the city enforces the policies safe our rent control stock people before profits i hope you'll send this to the full board with a favorable recommendation thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. amy, torrey, daren and ann carol. >> hi, i'm tony one of the tenants others 1049 lived there 18 years now thank you for the
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interim controls i feel like all the tenants are battled tenant over the last 3 years i think today, we have a way of sending a clear message to building owners that greed is not a lawful reason to evict someone i want to thank you guys for preserving affordable housing in the city i think it's important to put these interim controls to do so and send a message that this is not the way to get rid of people harry's tenant is not the way to get rid of people and that is pretty much it i want to also see my neighbors i want to be able to have my neighbors next to me and know they're not being talented with in their homes i think that is horrible so
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thank you and i'd like to see the interim controls put back in. >> thank you amy not here daren. >> naomi arrest good afternoon. >> good afternoon. >> i'm a resident of 1049 for owner 15 years i want you to consider to you know consider the tenants have 1049 to continue to maintain the rent control as that is currently in place i speak on behalf of all the tenants of 1049 and the other tenants that are impacted by the evictions and illegal the different legal things that are going on we ask you vote yes on
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above the tenants thank you very much naomi and cooper next will be raymond and teresa. >> hi, i'm north america me i've been on market since 1998 in san francisco for thirty years worked 20 years in the after-school programs and 3 years in the preschool in chinatown and as a teacher i've seen a lot of teachers can't afford to live here families are struggling there are people that are moving out of town can't afford to raise the family in the city there's about 80 unit of prices that used to be affordable housing in our building i think
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for the good of the tenants here and also just for the future of san francisco we're losing our teachers we're losing our public servants and people we need more the city and all over the i hope the interim controls are reinstated like most of the tenants here i'll probably have to leave the bay area there is no place we're just regular folk anymore and a lot of us in the building are older or do have a lot of money some are disabled so thank you so much for putting those controls into place and please run state them thank you thank you, thank you very much. >> raymond please come on. >> hi, i'm amy a member of
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1049 market street that purchased the buildings in december of 2012 as well as a member of the ownership group for 1047 in which similar violation codes it is zoned commercial and encyclopedias that 70 office unit that tenants have been illegal living in in march of 2013 after we purchased the building we got a notice of violation stating people were illegal letting in the commercial unit and had 90 days to abate knowing that the lofgs would not be possible we granted a permit for the violation based on the permit on september 27201360 notices to vacate were sent so dbi granted us thirty
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days to complete the abatement with this time on october 28, 2013 we sent the additional notices to one and two and a one and two co-y requested we invalet our notices while the suspension went to the board of appeals in april the zoning control are tended to effect the future of the building this leaves this in the hands of a long process in the planning commission it could take years to shoulder the liability of tenants living in that extremely unsafe units with the fire safeties and the devastating dreams it is eir responsible for the city to force our hand in allowing the potential fire
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hazards thank you. >> >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> thank you, supervisors firing 7, 8, 9 today, i'm ryan patterson an attorney for 1049 market street, llc and 1047 llc the property owners are here let's be clear this legislation is intended to altercate those properties we've unaware of other properties effected by this legislation you have final written comments on this ordinance resolution we also object to not knowing what amendments have been opted they're not with the legislation research centers website and it's enforceable to deliver a
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commentary we're objecting to supervisor kim's participation in the process based on demonstrated bias narrator of the tenants of those buildings controlled here to force the property owners to maintain a life safety hazard despite the issuance of the violations has been hazardous situation controls vicinity the california ceqa and conflict with the general plan that makes the office use in commercial permitted use the controls conflict with the building code and state building code and preempted by the stating and don't seek to comply with those codes we also maintain that those are controls don't apply to this
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property based on the lack of abandonment of ongoing commercial use here however if applied 0 those property had will constitute taking and we'll file an appeals. >> thank you very much good afternoon, supervisors i'm pat from the licensed structural engineer been practicing for 35 years i specialize on building and existing buildings revving i'm president of the structural innovation for the previous owner i spent 3 years studying and designing the proposed legalization of those units at 1049 and worked on the 1067 and this is before my lawyers got involved i couldn't get it to
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work to comply with the state law we say ask it to be down cut to the floor to be removed it is per rating a building like stamps and it will reserve the requiring the removal of unit on the 6th floor when you factor in the cost to build the is it fair to say and those shfts trigger an seismic upgrade your closely approaching where the cost of the total work to the value of the unit is upside down it is 4 hundred percent i'll give you another example this will post a value of the building the total value of the building this building is not a candidate for conversion of


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